November 30, 2023

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43 Breakfast Casseroles That Are Worth Waking Up For

A breakfast casserole is one of the most delicious ways to start the day. Whether you’re a sweet person who prefers a baked French toast or fruit-filled pancake casserole, or a savory person who likes a hearty sausage-and-grits casserole, cheesy frittata, or enchiladas, we’ve got a breakfast casserole you’ll love.

From eggs and bacon to grits and hash browns, this collection of breakfast casseroles has all your morning favorites. These easy casserole recipes are perfect for casual family breakfasts or a special Sunday brunch with friends. If you’re wondering how many servings are in a 9×13 breakfast casserole, know that these recipes should feed anywhere from 6 to 12 guests—enough for the whole family and then some. Many of our breakfast casseroles are make-ahead recipes, so you can actually sleep in and still get a hot and filling meal on the table. Now that’s the ticket to starting the day off on the right foot.

Pancake Casserole

Caitlin Bensel

Recipe: Pancake Casserole

A drizzle of maple syrup and a few pats of butter are all you need to put the finishing touches on this simple, delicious pancake casserole.

Cheesy Sausage, Egg, and Hash Brown Casserole

Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Melissa Gray; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Cheesy Sausage, Egg, and Hash Brown Casserole

This hearty casserole feeds a full house with a little bit of everything mixed into one deliciously cheesy dish.

Oven-Baked Buttermilk French Toast

Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Oven-Baked Buttermilk French Toast

Make enough French toast for the whole family without having to stand over a hot stove all morning by baking it in casserole form in your favorite 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Pancake Bake with Cinnamon Streusel

Hector Manuel Sanchez; Prop Styling: Karin Olsen; Food Styling: William Smith

Recipe: Pancake Bake with Cinnamon Streusel

With a crumbly streusel topping, this pancake bake is an excellent combination of pancakes and coffeecake.

Bacon-and-Cheddar Grits Quiche

Alison Miksch

Recipe: Bacon-and-Cheddar Grits Quiche

The crust of this quiche is made from grits, need we say anything more to convince you to make it this weekend?

Shrimp and Grits Casserole

Antonis Achilleo; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Shrimp and Grits Casserole

Every Southern family should have this dish in their weekend rotation. It transitions seamlessly from breakfast to dinner, although we’re always partial to breakfast shrimp and grits.

Biscuits-and-Gravy Casserole

Southern Living

Recipe: Biscuits-and-Gravy Casserole

Store-bought biscuits help this hearty casserole come together with just 15 minutes of hands-on time.

Waffle Casseorle

Micah A. Leal

Recipe: Waffle Casserole

Transform frozen waffles into a sweet casserole by adding homemade custard, maple syrup, and a splash of bourbon.

Crustless Ham and Collard Greens Quiche

Antonis Achilleos

Recipe: Crustless Ham and Collard Greens Quiche

If you ever find yourself with leftover ham, turn it into a show-stopping quiche with little effort on your part.

Caramelized Onion, Spinach, and Pork Strata

Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

Recipe: Caramelized Onion, Spinach, and Pork Strata

For those who may not know, a strata is a casserole built with layers of bread and egg like a savory bread pudding. This version also includes caramelized onion, spinach, and pork to really enhance those flavors.

Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Caitlin Bensel

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Who knew you could cook cinnamon rolls in a slow cooker? This is a technique you’ve gotta try this fall.

Biscuits-and-Gravy Skillet

Jennifer Causey

Recipe: Biscuits-and-Gravy Skillet

Biscuits and gravy have been a Southern tradition for years, and for good reason. This take on the classic dish is big-batch, so it’ll feed the whole family.

Overnight French Toast Casserole with Bourbon-Maple Syrup

Antonis Achilleo; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Overnight French Toast Casserole with Bourbon-Maple Syrup

Bourbon and maple syrup is one of those indulgent flavor combinations that just works well. And you can never go wrong with a drizzle of sweetness on your French toast.

Baked Oatmeal

Jennifer Causey

Recipe: Baked Oatmeal

With cinnamon apples and toasty pecans, this Baked Oatmeal is ideal for fall mornings.

Overnight Eggnog-French Toast Casserole

Caitlin Bensel

Recipe: Overnight Eggnog-French Toast Casserole

On those hectic holiday mornings, there’s barely enough time to get everything ready for the day. Prepare this fuss-free, festive French toast casserole ahead of time.

Cheddar Cheese Grits Casserole

Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen

Recipe: Cheddar Cheese Grits Casserole

This no-frills recipe will be the star of any weekend breakfast.

Sausage-Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Sausage-Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

This casserole is loaded up with lots of potato, sausage, and cheese, combining all our favorite brunch sides into one effortless casserole. All you need now is a big pot of scrambled eggs.

Hashbrown Casserole

Southern Living

Recipe: Hashbrown Casserole

This classic dish couldn’t be any easier to pull together. You’ll just stir together the first five ingredients, top with cornflakes cereal, and bake.

Banana Bread French Toast Casserole

Jennifer Causey

Recipe: Banana Bread French Toast Casserole

Don’t let that banana bread go stale. Use the extra loaf as a base for French toast with this scrumptious casserole recipe.

Croissant Breakfast Casserole

Victor Protasio

Recipe: Croissant Breakfast Casserole

Bring new life to those day-old croissants in this savory breakfast casserole, complete with country ham, spinach, dijon mustard, and caramelized onions.

Grits and Greens with Brown Butter Hot Sauce

Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Grits and Greens with Brown Butter Hot Sauce

A scoop of this one-skillet grits dish makes the ideal base for a breakfast bowl. Plus, you’ll start the day off right and get in some greens.

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Casserole

Jennifer Causey

Recipe: Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Casserole

This stunning pancake casserole can be made almost completely ahead of time, leaving you lots of time to get the kids up and ready before enjoying an indulgent brunch.

Cheesy Sausage-and-Croissant Casserole

Alison Miksch

Recipe: Cheesy Sausage-and-Croissant Casserole

This casserole is rich, delicious, and worthy of any Thanksgiving brunch or Christmas morning breakfast. Topped with Gruyère cheese, the casserole browns beautifully and has a slightly nutty flavor, but you can sub Swiss cheese if you prefer. Pre-made store bought croissants from your local grocery give bakery-fresh flavor with minimum effort and add a flaky crust to the dish’s edges.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

Victor Protasio

Recipe: Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

Sweet potato, along with pork sausage and mozzarella cheese, helps build up this casserole to make it more substantial.

Cheesy Ham, Corn, and Grits Bake

Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Cheesy Ham, Corn, and Grits Bake

A layer of cheese on top bubbles to golden-brown perfection. You can’t go wrong with this Southern staple.

Smoky Sausage-and-Grits Casserole

Alison Miksch

Recipe: Smoky Sausage-and-Grits Casserole

We love Conecuh Hickory Smoked Sausage, made in Evergreen, Alabama, since 1947. You can also opt for a breakfast sausage, flavored with sage and black pepper, for a classic breakfast dish. Short on time? Assemble up to four days ahead and keep in the fridge; then let it stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.

Squash Frittata

Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Squash Frittata

A frittata may sound fancy, but in reality it’s super easy to make and a great way to impress your brunch crowd.

Huevos Rancheros Bake

Antonis Achilleo; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Huevos Rancheros Bake

Topped with gleaming sunny-side-up eggs and layered with corn tostadas and refried beans, this Huevos Rancheros Bake has a little bit of everything.

Country Ham Hash

Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Country Ham Hash

Country ham is one of our favorite breakfast specialties, and tossed with roasted potatoes, it simply can’t be beat.

Breakfast Enchiladas

Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Breakfast Enchiladas

Who says enchiladas are just for dinner? You and your entire family won’t be able to resist this decadent breakfast casserole. It’s flavored with bold Mexican flavors, like juicy tomatoes, green onions, fresh cilantro, and Monterey Jack cheese. The cheese sauce comes together with only six ingredients, and helps take this crowd-pleasing casserole to the next level in flavor and fill.

Bacon-Hash Brown Quiche

Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Missie Neville Crawford; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Bacon-Hash Brown Quiche

We replaced the usual pastry shell with a crispy hash brown and bacon crust. The egg filling is enhanced with Gruyère cheese and a touch of Dijon mustard, topped off with fresh asparagus.

Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Antonis Achilleos

Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Remember: No cinnamon rolls are complete without a generous drizzle of sweet vanilla glaze.

Bacon-and-Tomato Breakfast Casserole

Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Bacon-and-Tomato Breakfast Casserole

Imagine your favorite caprese salad, complete with tomato, mozzarella, and basil, but in breakfast-casserole form. You’re going to want to bookmark this one.

Cinnamon-Pecan Breakfast Bread Pudding

Southern Living

Recipe: Cinnamon-Pecan Breakfast Bread Pudding

This spice-packed breakfast casserole is ideal for the morning after a major holiday, like Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Herbed Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Herbed Sausage Breakfast Casserole

This casserole is made for breakfast, but it can really be enjoyed at any time of day.

Spring Vegetable Frittata

Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Spring Vegetable Frittata

Make use of all those extra farmers’ market veggies in this simple Spring Vegetable Frittata.

Sausage Gravy Casserole with Cheddar-Cornmeal Biscuits

Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro

Recipe: Sausage Gravy Casserole with Cheddar-Cornmeal Biscuits

Turn your favorite breakfast duo into a filling casserole with this foolproof recipe. Even better, make ahead and freeze it for a lazy Saturday morning.

One-Dish Blackberry French Toast

Beth Hontzas

Recipe: One-Dish Blackberry French Toast

Although this recipe calls for French bread, you can sub sweet Italian bread, a dense, crumbed white Pullman, challah, or brioche for varied density and flavor. This one-pan dish is great to make the night before for company, or for a family member’s birthday breakfast. It is sweet on its own, but of course, you can always add a little extra sweetness with maple syrup or whipped cream.

Creamy Egg Strata

Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Creamy Egg Strata

Let Creamy Egg Strata be the star of your next brunch. Made with Swiss and Parmesan cheese, this creamy egg dish is worth waking up for. Just make sure you chill it for 8 to 24 hours so the bread has a chance to soak up the flavors.

Tomato-Herb Mini Frittatas

Photo: Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Tomato-Herb Mini Frittatas

These mini frittatas work for simple weekday breakfasts, but can be spruced up and individually plated for more formal occasions. No ramekins on hand? This recipe can also be adapted for a large frittata – simply pour the egg mixture into a 13×9 baking dish and bake for about 20 minutes longer.

Scrambled Egg and Crêpe Casserole

Photo: Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Scrambled Egg and Crêpe Casserole

Homemade crêpes, baked ham, and cheese sauce join forces for this twist on classic Gentleman’s Casserole. Breakfast basics – scrambled eggs, breakfast ham, green onions, and cheese sauce – is a new take on traditional flavor.

Red Pepper, Potato, and Ricotta Frittata

Photo: Greg Dupree

Recipe: Red Pepper, Potato, and Ricotta Frittata

Part quiche, part omelet, but easier than both. This hearty Italian frittata recipe makes enough to feed your entire family—all in a single skillet. In our recipe, we amped up our basic eggs with diced red bell pepper, fresh parsley, chopped chives, crispy potato wedges, and creamy ricotta cheese. You can use any combination of fillings you’d like such as savory bacon, summer tomatoes, or dried rosemary. For a simple fix, throw in last night’s leftovers and whichever cheese you have on hand.

Tater Tot Breakfast Bake

Jennifer Causey

Recipe: Tater Tot Breakfast Bake

Tater tots aren’t just for the kids. This classic casserole is a great way to upgrade the beloved potato puffs for a dish the whole family will devour.